Linden City is one of Union County cities that have been experiencing the growth of STD cases.
In 2016, a total of 245 STD cases were reported in Linden City ranking it 4th in the county. Out of the 245 cases, 196 were Chlamydia incidences, while the rest were Gonorrhoea cases. There were no incidences of Syphilis in the city.
As of 31st December 2017, 376 Linden residents were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. 255 of these incidences were males while 121 were females.
203 deaths were reported as a result of HIV/AIDS in the city. 40% of the people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS were aged between 35-44 years, while 30% were aged between 25-34 years.
The New Jersey STD Program has been endorsed by local and federal partners to reduce the spread and effects of STDs in the state through education, free STD testing and treatment, partner notification services, and data and surveillance services.
You can get STD testing and treatment services in several clinics and health centers located in and around Linden City, NJ.
For example, Planned Parenthood-Elizabeth Health Center offers STD testing and treatment services to residents of Elizabeth and the surrounding areas.
Other clinics include Care Station Medical Group on St. Georges Avenue, Chelsea Sexual Health Clinic on 9TH Avenue, New York, and Kings County Hospital Center STD clinic located in Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn.
You can check out the upcoming STD awareness events and campaigns in your area for free STD testing services. Most people take advantage of the events; thus, you might have to persevere long queues. Results may also take one to two weeks to be delivered.